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Old 03-27-2009, 02:50 AM   #1
eugenetjw
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Smile issues installing wireshark on redhat enterprise


Hi guys, i am new to this forum as well as new to redhat. Currently i have a server allocated for doing some downloading tests, and i would like to use wireshark to be able to keep track if there are any packet lose. However i am having alot of issues while i try to install wireshark, i have downloaded the rpm file from wireshark org but when i install i get a few errors i have screenshotted them,

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c5...reenshot-1.png

Any help / assistance would be deeply appreciated. Thanks in advance
 
Old 03-27-2009, 03:01 AM   #2
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Welcome to the show

After a quick glance I think that the dependencies for wireshark are missing.
When you install packages through rpm you normaly have to solve the dependencies for yourself. Either try to install the packages stated in the front window through rpm or use the package manager of Red Hat. Depending on the version you are running you can use "up2date" (RH4) or "yum" (RH5).
Here is a rough walkthrough

Code:
up2date --show-available | grep wireshark
This shows which packages are available and greps the output for wireshark
Code:
up2date --dry-run -i wireshark
The --dry-run options lets you review the steps up2date would take to -i (install) the package
If all good
Code:
up2date -i wireshark
Easiest with yum
Code:
yum install wireshark
When i recall right it show you what it's about to do and you just have to fill in y to get wireshark installed.

One of the above meethod should do the trick. Else just check back.

Regards Zhjim
 
Old 03-27-2009, 03:11 AM   #3
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hello zhjim, appreciate your prompt response. Here is a lil background to this server, it was originally set up by someone in my department, this person left and left it in a 2nd person's charge, and this 2nd person in turn left it to a 3rd person in charge....now 3rd guy is gone im the 4th guy to take over this thing without any proper handing over.

I have tried to launch the up2date to attempt to update the packages previously however i have no clue to the login id and password at all....no documentations were done previously...and i am extremely reluctant to format nor switch to windows. Is there a page where i can manually download those missing lib files and update them myself?

Thanks mate!
 
Old 03-27-2009, 03:40 AM   #4
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There are a lot of pages where one can download rpm's. But I myself always kept away from them. I'm never trusted these externel rpm's especially when one has a nice distribution repository. If you want to you can check out rpmseek.com.

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I have tried to launch the up2date to attempt to update the packages previously however i have no clue to the login id and password at all....no documentations were done previously...and i am extremely reluctant to format nor switch to windows.
As Windows is truly no option we need to find out the login and password. As I'm normaly running from command line I'm not quite sure which password up2date asks you about. Let's break this down and see where we are heading.

1.) You log into your GUI with a user name and password. And the username is not root. right?
2.) I guess up2date ask about the root password. Or does it ask you about the redhat network credentials?

Cheers Zhjim
 
  


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